World I Live In

ISBN-10: 1590170679
ISBN-13: 9781590170670
Edition: 2003
List price: $15.95
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Description: 'The World I Live In' is Helen Keller's most personal and intellectually adventurous work - one that transforms our appreciation of her extraordinary achievements. Here this preternaturally gifted deaf and blind young woman closely describes her  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: New York Review of Books, Incorporated, The
Publication date: 1/31/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 4.75" wide x 7.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

'The World I Live In' is Helen Keller's most personal and intellectually adventurous work - one that transforms our appreciation of her extraordinary achievements. Here this preternaturally gifted deaf and blind young woman closely describes her sensations and the workings of her imagination.

Roger Shattuck taught for many years at Boston University and now resides in Vermont. He is the author, most recently, of "Candor & Perversion".

Introduction: "A World of Words"
Preface
The Seeing Hand
The Hands of Others
The Hand of the Race
The Power of Touch
The Finer Vibrations
Smell, the Fallen Angel
Relative Values of the Senses
The Five-sensed World
Inward Visions
Analogies in Sense Perception
Before the Soul Dawn
The Larger Sanctions
The Dream World
Dreams and Reality
A Waking Dream
A Chant of Darkness
Optimism: An Essay
Optimism Within
Optimism Without
The Practice of Optimism
My Story
Notes and Sources

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